USA Fights Russia Over Sudan and the World Bank is Optimistic

News Headlines, 27 Feb 2021

Akhbar Alyoum

         World Bank statements about currency floatation, and Sudanese debt relief.

         Benishangul confirmed their Sudanese origins in a vigil and a memorandum to the British Embassy.


         Security Council threatens sanctions against movements rejecting peace.

         Tendency to extend “Boko Haram” vehicles registration period.


         World Bank head expects clearance of Sudan’s arrears.

         American-Russian rivalry in Sudan.

         Ministry of Higher Education denies setting a date for admission results.


         Travel ban on Salah Manaa.

         U.S Senate calls for renewing UNAMID mandate. 


         Security Council threatens sanctions against movements rejecting peace.


News Brief

Akhbar Alyoum reports the World Bank President David Malpass said yesterday he was optimistic that Sudan’s exchange-rate stabilization and reforms would lead to broad-based growth and poverty reduction.

People of Benishangul, and Benishangul Human Rights Foundation have had a vigil on Thursday in front of the British Embassy, and delivered a memorandum of protest on the tragic situation in the region through the Ambassador to Queen Elizabeth and Prime Minister Boris Johnson, according to the paper.

Assayha reports Security Council threatens sanctions against rebel movements rejecting the Peace Agreement and also those who have signed but have troops in other countries; and urged major non-signatory groups in Darfur to engage in peace talks with the transitional government.

A source at Sudan Customs Authority confirmed detection of a number of stolen vehicles from Libya during “Boko Haram” vehicles inventories, and expected extending the registration period, according to Assayha.

It also reports that sources at Qatar National Bank (QNB) revealed that the Bank has received an official accreditation to Wells Fargo Bank, the fourth largest bank in the United States, allowing direct bank transfers.

Al-Tayar reports that Vladimir Mukhin, wrote in Nezavisimaya Gazeta about Washington’s attempts to prevent Russia from constructing a naval base in Sudan.

The paper says Ministry of Higher Education Undersecretary, Sami Sharif, has denied what rumored in social media and carried by certain media outlets about announcing a date for admission results of higher education institutions.

Al-Hadatha reports according to well-informed sources, that Empowerment Dismantling Committee’s rapporteur, Salah Manaa, is included in the travel ban list since 9 February.

The paper also claims that United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Chairman, Bob Menendez, called for reconsidering cannibalizing United Nations – African Union Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID).

An economist cautioned against acute cash crises in the Sudanese banks, owing to the currency flotation decision, as reported by Al-Mawakib.

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